Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Colours of a Summer Christmas

 a HUGE vintage picnic basket,lined with gingham and all the elastic compartments for plates and cutlery cost $2 at the local charity shop

a sweet little vintage glass pin dish 50c

one way to break a drought is to put up outside Christmas lights's sure to rain

We put 2 trees artificial one in the front sitting room window and a fresh pine in the family room


lush veg garden...tomatoes are huge

fruit ripening in the orchard...plums,nectarines,pears

early summer roses

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  1. The way to make it rain is by putting up lights--haha! Your garden and views are just stunning. I love all your colorful and vintage ornaments too. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Your roses are beautiful. They must smell so juicy! Hi, girls! (I must always say hi to the girls!) You are the first (and only?) Australian blog I am following, I believe, and I am having fun with roses from the garden and decorated Christmas trees being in close proximity to one another! I don't think the novelty will wear off - ever! I am more than a little jealous about your tomato plant. I did not have a good tomato all summer here in North Carolina! My own grape tomatoes were sweet and juicy, but I think it got too hot to grow the large ones. They would rot on the vine before they were ready for harvest. Maybe this spring we will try something else.

  3. The picknick basket is a wonderful find and the views from your home over the garden to the hills is just spectacular. Lovely Christmas decorations and then the roses, I almost envy you we have to wait till June before they bloom again.

  4. Very nice! Love all the pictures...the roses are gorgeous!

  5. What a beautiful photo looking into the mirror! And I love lots of red and white! Beautiful roses and lavender flowers! Happy holidays, Diane

  6. I love that vintage thermos, looks like you're all set for a picnic. Thanks for sharing your beautiful decor and lovely blooms at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. Me ha encantado tu post, tienes cosas muy interesantes, felicidades por tu bloc. Te invito a visitar el mio, esta semana ponemos espíritu navideño en el exterior, espero que te guste. Ah! Si no eres seguidora deseo que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.Te espero en

  8. Oh how wonderful, blue sky, a lush garden, fantastic roses and a decoration made with love - you're brighting up my grey and rainy december days! Great!!!
    Have a happy happy holiday season

  9. I want to spend Christmas at your house...look at that view!! Incredible. I love the picnic basket. So sweet. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss. Jo

  10. How very pretty! Love your picnic basket, view, bowl of vintage lovelies and decorations! Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year! xo Karen

  11. Love that basket its so pretty , Your blog brightens up a dull English day , Your home and garden are very beautiful , Merry christmas and a happy new year to you , Eileen xxx

  12. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015. xxx

  13. mmmm yummy summery photos! It's 3 below zero here and BRRRRRR


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